As Wilkins notes, they’ve admitted it now: the producers of Expelled lied to make their movie.
The documentary links such scientists to Nazis. The reaction was what one would expect.
“We wanted to generate anger,” Ruloff said.
“We always knew we’d get extreme anger on the one side and extreme support on the other. We also think we got extreme interest in the middle.”
Nice guys. You know, it’s pretty easy to get people angry with you by lying about them, but that doesn’t mean it’s a productive strategy.
It did get an uninterested middle to pay attention, though, he’s right on that. Of course, what most of those people quickly learned was that Ruloff was a dishonest fraud. That probably wasn’t his intent.